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How To Be An Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century: A Conference in Memory of Erik Olin Wright

How To Be An Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century: A Conference in Memory of Erik Olin Wright

Wolff Conference Room, Room D1103, Albert and Vera List Academic Center
General Public 
Erik Olin Wright spent the last years of his life thinking about ways to challenge and transform capitalist societies. He distilled his thinking in a book, How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century (Verso, 2019). The symposium is designed to launch a debate about the strengths and weaknesses of Wright’s approach. We seek to both honor our colleague’s memory and assure that his ideas become part of current discussions of socialism and socialist strategy. The event will consist of three panels during the day and an evening session that will include tributes to Wright and a keynote by his friend, Ira Katznelson.
 
For the full program and to RSVP please visit capitalismstudies.org/anti-capitalist/
 
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Schedule
 
9:00 - 9:30 am | Welcome | Wolff Conference Room D1103 6 E 16th St
William Milberg, The New School for Social Research
Magali Sarfatti-Larson, Temple University
 
9:30 - 11:30 am | Session 1: Conceptualizing Capitalism | Wolff Conference Room D1103 6 E 16th St
Vivek Chibber, NYU
Stephanie Mudge, University of California, Davis
Michael Dawson, University of Chicago
Discussant: Gianpaolo Baiocchi, NYU
 
1:00 - 2:45 pm | Session 2: Oppositional discourses and strategies | Wolff Conference Room D1103 6 E 16th St
Stephanie Luce, City University of New York
Glen Coulthard, University of British Columbia
Teresa Ghilarducci, The New School for Social Research
Discussant: Angela Harris, University of California, Davis
 
3:15 - 5:00 pm | Session 3: Socialism, Human Rights, and Sites of Contestation | Wolff Conference Room D1103 6 E 16th St
Nancy Fraser, The New School for Social Research
Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito, University of los Andes
Sabeel Rahman, Brooklyn Law School
Discussant: TBA
 
7:00 - 8:00 pm | Remarks on E.O. Wright's Legacy | University Center L105 63 5th Avenue
Friends and colleagues of Erik Olin Wright will deliver
remarks on his legacy.
 
8:00 - 9:30 pm Keynote | University Center L105 63 5th Avenue
Ira Katznelson, Columbia University

 

This event is co-sponsored by the Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies at The New School for Social Research, and the journal, Politics & Society.



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